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In chapter three of Corrigan’s book A Short Guide To Writing About Film, Corrigan attempts to broaden the reader’s film knowledge and vocabulary. He gives the reader insight into the film world and hopes that with this new set of words can help the reader to better describe a film and write about it. Identifying the main themes and describing how they are played out in the movie is an important part of any movie essay. It is not enough to just identify the theme, but the writer must go further with it and connect it to other forms of art, the mise-en-scene, the organization of the movie and the sound in the film. One type of movie Corrigan writes about is a classical narrative like Casablanca. Classical narratives have a logical plot focused on characters that has a definitive ending. This is not the only type of narrative film, however. Other types include documentary, experimental, or nonarrative films. Character descriptions are also very crucial to the movie’s review. One must look beyond the shallow description and attempt to describe
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course CHEM 1310 taught by Professor Cox during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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